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'''Godspeed You! Black Emperor''' is a Canadian experimental music collective which originated in Montreal, Quebec in 1994. The group releases recordings through Constellation Records (Canada)|Constellation, an independent record label also located in Montreal. After the release of their F♯A♯∞|debut album in 1997, the group toured regularly from 1998 to 2002. In 2003, the band announced an indefinite hiatus in order for members to pursue other musical interests. In the intervening period, the group was occasionally rumored to have broken up, but finally reconvened for a tour which began in late 2010. In October 2012, they released their fourth album, '''Allelujah! Don't Bend! Ascend!'', followed in March 2015 by their fifth album, ''Asunder, Sweet and Other Distress''. The band has gained a dedicated cult following and remain very influential in the...
AliasGodspeed You Black Emperor!, GY!BE, God's Pee
OriginMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Genre{{flatlist|
Years active1994–2003, 2010–present
LabelConstellation Records (Canada)|Constellation, Kranky (record label)|Kranky
Associated actsThee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial Orchestra & Tra-La-La Band|A Silver Mt. Zion, Set Fire to Flames, Fly Pan Am, HṚṢṬA, Esmerine, Hiss Tracts
Website{{URL|brainwashed.com/godspeed}}
Current members*Efrim Menuck
Past members*John Littlefair
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